Company Phone Number: (336) 474-5300 

August 19, 1998


Release # 98-153


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lexington Furniture Industries of Lexington, N.C., is recalling about 58,000 wooden bunk beds. If the top bunk bed is mis-assembled, there could be a space between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed on the top bunk. This space could be large enough for a child's body to fall through, but small enough to entrap a child's head.

Lexington Furniture has received one report of a child falling through the space between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed when set up as a twin bed. No injury was reported.

To determine whether there is a space large enough to entrap a child, consumers should slide the mattress to either end of the top bunk and measure the space between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed. There should be no space of 3-1/2 inches or more between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed.

The recalled bunk beds are twin size with the following brand names: Lexington, Devan, Young-Hinkle, Dixie and Henry Link. In most cases the brand names are stenciled on the inside frame of the bed. In a few instances, the following model names and numbers appear on the inside frame of the bed:

Model Name Model Numbers
Academy 418-193, 418-195, 429-193, 429-195
Americana 548-180
American Mix 400-199
Betsy Cameron's Children 111-195, 222-195
Charter Oak 730-181, 730-187, 730-199
Chardonnay 818-181
De Cristofaro 411-199
Euroline 444-180
Eurostyle 106-199, 207-199
Habitat 142-181
Kids Retreat 225-199, 336-199
Lifestyle Maple 555-180, 555-181, 555-195
Locker Room 579-181, 579-199, 680-181, 680-199
Marina Oak 178-181, 178-193, 178-195, 178-199, 289-181, 289-193, 289-199, 399-193, 399-195
Newport 315-180, 315-199
Outrigger 950-181, 950-187, 950-199
Passport 224-181, 224-187, 224-199
Port O'Call 446-187
Recollections 387-180, 468-180, 468-181
Simplicity 714-199
Scova 904-199
Victoriana 610-181
Victorian Sampler 391-181
Windsor 606-181
Windjammer 194-180, 194-181, 194-187, 194-199
Windjammer II 295-181, 295-199
Windsor Collection 202-181, 303-181
Complements of Lexington 500-195, 590-195
Complements of Lexington Oak 580-195
Complements of Lexington Maple 560-195
Complements of Lexington Mission 540-195

The beds were sold in furniture stores and department stores with furniture departments nationwide from January 1980 through August 1997 for approximately $200 to $1,200.

Consumers should inspect the top bunk to determine whether a space of 3-1/2 inches or more exists between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed. If such a space exists, consumers should stop using the bed and call Lexington for a free modification kit to close the gap. If consumers are unsure about the instructions for installing the repair kit or need help identifying whether their bunk bed is involved in this recall, they should call Lexington at (336) 474-5300 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

More than 3 1/2 inches between the end of mattress & end of bed on the top bunk, can be dangerous